For you guys that are not NCAA basketball fans or have no plans tomorrow feel free to stop by Aw Yeah Comics located at 4933 Oakton st. in Skokie, IL. I’ll be signing copies of my new book Complicated Hair #2 along with some of my other comics from 2pm to 4pm.
I look forward to meeting you guys and just talking comics, TV, movies or whatever. I always have a good time with the guys at Aw Yeah and I expect tomorrow will be no different. See ya there!
Last night I uploaded the files to Ka-blam so it’s all just a matter of waiting the month that it takes for the books to arrive to our door. They promise to have them delivered by March 8th which is the Monday before Dancon, the first of four comic cons that we’ll be doing this year. Here’s the cover. Can’t wait for them to get here!
I’m drawing the last 3 pages in Manga Studio and really loving it. I still love drawing on actual paper but this pen tool feels like you’re using a real dip pen. More stuff Monday.
I wanted to see Flight when it first came out about a month ago. Denzel Washington braved hurricane Sandy to be on Letterman the week Dave didn’t even have a studio audience just so he could promote the film. It would have been a lot easier to just take the check and say to hell with it(Tom Hanks, Cloud Atlas). Instead we saw Skyfall which was good but doesn’t need any help as far as promotion is concerned. A dramatic film with a brother in the lead role needs all the help it can get because most of america won’t go see it. Even black folks won’t support them, and that puzzles me. Tyler Perry attempted this in his role as Alex Cross and people stayed away in droves. Where were all his fans? I guess if he wasn’t acting a fool, spouting platitudes and setting the race back fifty years they didn’t want to see it.
Anyway, in this movie Washington plays Whip Whitaker, a hard drinking pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air malfunction. The crash landing scene is incredibly real and gut wrenching. Now you would think he’d be a hero like captain Sully but Whip was pretty drunk and had other substances in his system. The movie chronicles the events in the following days when Whip struggles with his addiction and the pressure of the upcoming investigation. In the hospital he meets Nicole a fellow addict who has hit rock bottom and has decided to do something about it. Whip does not see how his drinking is a problem and is stuck in denial even with prison looming over him.
I don’t want to give too much away but there are some suspenseful moments leading up to and including the hearing. I found myself rooting for this guy even though he’s a real asshole because you think maybe he’ll get his shit together this time. This is the movie he should get an Oscar for, not Training Day which was only half believable. Maybe he’ll get one for Flight.
Flight can fly and Menace has the strength of about ten men and is bulletproof.
Animated blob made from a doughy substance that absorbs all impact. Origin unknown.
Also known as Prince Winston, homie of Loach and Moochie. He’s the on always getting them into trouble. Everybody has a friend like P.W.